Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Designing Unread

Jared Sinclair just released Unread (affiliate link), an RSS app with some unique design decisions. There are loads of great decisions in this app, but I really dig this:

The last word of a sentence is the most _______. That’s why Unread’s article summaries aren’t truncated at an arbitrary number of lines using elipses. Summaries are composed of whole sentences. Each summary is about the length of an App.net post, give or take a few sentences. If you subscribe to good writers who don’t bury their ledes too deeply, you’ll find that the summaries give you a good idea of what each article is like.

I’m not usually a fan of RSS readers on my iPhone, but I think this app has a great focus on what matters most when you’re on the go.